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them like they used to. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains why the numbers are down so much. >> reporter: as we drove the streets of oakland this afternoon the only police cars we saw were parked at the oakmont police substation. truth is site of a cop pulling over a car is more rare. the number of police stops in oakland is down some 75% from a few years ago. that's according to numbers obtained by the "chronicle" which shows oakland police made about 68,000 stops in 2008 and 2009. in 2010, the number went down to 49,000. in 2011, another huge drop to about 25,000. and by the end of this year, the projected number of police stops in oakland will be 15,733. police cite factors including layoffs which reduced the police force by 25%, cops running from one 911 call to another making it harder to make stops in between. also, special investigative and traffic teams have been disbanded including the motorcycle squads. >> just the motorcycle squads alone would be responsible for an average of 35,000 stops so that's probably the most contributing factor i can point to. >> reporter:
for something like this? it's just beyond anyone's expectations. it has rocked us all to the core. it's everyone's worst nightmare. >> reporter: like everyone else the san ramon valley unified school district mourns the loss of the young children in newtown while knowing they have thousands of students in their care they need to keep safe. the state superintendent of schools sent out a letter friday reminding schools to review their safety and security procedures. >> we do multiple drills and intruder on campus drills that are specific toward that kind of an issue or incident. >> reporter: that involved children? >> yeah. yeah. and there are ways to do that without heightening people's level of anxiety. >> reporter: they use code words during drills. there are two schools of thought on this, though. antioch public schools don't use code words believing they can be confusing. >> we don't use code words. we let it be known through the loudspeaker system that we have an active intruder, lockdown, lockdown, lockdown. >> reporter: in antioch they are in the process of reviewing their security practic
. >> those endorsing them, that's what they want us to look at their overall experience in life and what they bring to government. >> reporter: you have to look at them individually and some of them don't have experience with a committee that they were assigned to so that's why we were looking at this a little closer. >> it's going to be an interesting year in sacramento. thank you. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting, a top state lawmaker wants the white house to consider california as a model for dealing with mental illness. senate president pro tem darrell steinberg wrote to vice president joe biden urging him to use california's mental health services act as a model for nationwide improvements. it levies a special tax on higher earners to pay for housing, medication, therapy and preventative services. >> the fact is that it sometimes does take the public's attentio on the worst of worst circumstances to talk about and to act around how we improve systems that for far too long have been underfunded and ignored. >> now, steinberg also wants the federal government to mat
if not for us, let's make it safer for our kids. >> we heard from the national rifle association today for the first time sinc the shooting. they said out of respect for the families and a matter of common decency we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. the nra says it's prepared to offer meaningful contributions to the renewed gun debate. cbs 5 reporter grace lee is live in hayward with a look at how bay area mayors are taking on guns. grace. >>> reporter: we came here to hayward to meet with the state treasurer phil lockyer and what we learned is that california had invested millions of dollars into a gun manufacturer the same gun manufacturer who made the firearm used in newtown connecticut. well, that has since been remedied but this is one of just several political maneuvers, one to distance themselves from gun manufacturers but several with politicians moving closer to "gun control." >>> reporter: in an open letter to the president today eight big city mayors from new york to los angeles asked for an outright ban on assault
and where they should be held. to get the latest, cbs news reporter erica ferrari joins us live from newtown, connecticut, with the latest on president obama's appearance. erica. >> reporter: behind closed doors, the president reportedly told the governor of connecticut that friday was the single most difficult day of his presidency. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia... >> reporter: the tears flowed freely as the people of newtown, connecticut, remembered those gunned down at sandy hook elementary school. >> we gather here in memory of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. >> reporter: president obama said he brought with him the love and prayers of the nation. >> i am very mindful that mere words cannot match the depths of your sorrow nor can they heal your wounded hearts. >> reporter: the next painful step in the grieving process begins today when the first two funerals will be held here in newtown. >> they were innocent babies. and that's what makes it almost incomprehensible. >> reporter: police believe the carnage could have been word. adam lanza had enough bullets to kill every c
high but it did not overflow, don? >> reporter: that is the good news, right behind us we have been looking at it. cresting right now on the backside of the crest. it did not flood. why didn't it flood? some folks are saying it is because of the lull between the storms others are saying it is because of the flood control project. >> reporter: in the late afternoon sun, the napa river looks inviting enough for wildlife and canoes. rainstorms failed to bring the water within three feet of the banks. upriver there was minor flooding when the river rose half a foot above the stage. plenty of folks were concerned. employees 50 tons of sand in bags to protect their property. juan has been through 20 years of floods and he knows what to do. >> i used to believe sandbags did not work but they do. they work, flashlights, having everything ready, food, gas, have your cars gassed up. >> reporter: others put their faith in the not yet complete flood project. she has seen the napa flood all her life. >> i was not concerned. i know they have had a lot of improvements on the napa river in the la
the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from windows and doors. the shooting was apparently contained to two rooms. a day of unimaginable horror here. >> the gym teachers directed us to stay against the wall and everybody started kind of panicking. >> most of the lights were off and the teacher had -- my teacher mrs. sullivan had to close the blinds and she had to -- close the blind, shut off the lights and get a black piece of paper and stick i
5 reporter shows us, people are hoping for the best but they are preparing for the worst. >> reporter: from swollen creeks to flooded lots, here is the latest storm. >> we are looking at a foot and a half of water in the center part of the park. >> reporter: that is the park that fireman's group owns and maintains. >> there is not a lot we can do about it. we tried sandbagging in the past but it is fruitless. >> reporter: they topped the banks this morning. >> we have to come in and shovel it all out and replant the grass and clean our bathrooms, a huge job. >> reporter: a few miles away -- >> it is a little dramatic, i think. >> reporter: this trucking company's parking lot is now part of the creek that ran behind it, the dumpster sitting in several inches of water. >> we moved all of the trucks that were there. and i am worried about my guy's trucks that are over here. so, it is coming fast. that is what i don't understand. >> since we don't know how much rain will come for the rest of the week businesses are preparing for the worst. they have sandbags at the ready
this high pressure system sitting here across the bay area. it's going to bring us sunshine and then rain returns tomorrow evening. so coming up, we'll get a check of your seven-day forecast. in the meantime it's going to be all about these cold temperatures today. kate is live in san anselmo. >> reporter: is it cold out there? >> yes. i can see my breath. you can see these cars have frost all over them. we are about a week away from the official start to winter but the weather is kick- starting things early. according to the national weather service, there is a cold front moving through the bay area. some of last night's overnight temperatures were the coldest we have had since january. temperatures in the north bay are expected to reach the freezing point or below and last night, people were bundled up in the east bay where it reached 39 degrees in pleasanton. >> we have layers on most of the kids i think three layers on both of them. we're good to . >> reporter: soon you will need a rain jacket. the rain is coming back. that makes state water managers happy. since july 132 more rain th
is still unknown. >>> new tonight, taliban south side bombers attacked a joint u.s. and afghan base in eastern afghanistan. the taliban spokesman saided attackers exploded near the jalalabad airfield. none of the militants got in. american forces fired down on the militants from a helicopter. nato calls it a famed attack. >>> shock and sadness reverberating through the kansas city chiefs community tonight. one of the teams young players shot and killed his girlfriend before committing suicide. the dramatic way jovan belcher took his own life. >> reporter: kansas city's arrowhead stadium was under lockdown after the suicide of jovan belcher. belcher drove to the practice facility and thanked chiefs coach and general manager before tyking his own life. >> they talked for a bit and that's what he shot himself. >> reporter: the suicide followed a domestic incident five miles from the stadium approximately belcher shot his girlfriend kassandra perkins multiple times, killing her. >> they've been arguing before the shooting occurred. >> reporter: belcher's mother called 911. she had recen
used to believe sandbags didn't work, but they do. they work, flashlights and just have everything ready, food and have your cars gassed up. >> others put their faith in the not yet complete flood control project that helps when runoff is high. jeannine has seen the napa flood all her life. >> no, i wasn't concerned. i know they've had a lot of improvements on the napa river in the last few years and i knew it would be a normal storm. >> reporter: city and county officials are saying they don't think the next storm will be as dangerous as they thought but they will wait until they see more weather predictions before they decide what to do. live in napa, cbs 5. >>> and along the flood river, the flood warning fourgonville is canceled. this is a look at the russian river. because of lag times between rainfall and runoff getting to the river it is still expected to swell just below flood stage. and with any major storm there were problems on the roads this morning. in one case the water caused a pothole to open up on highway 4 in pittsburgh. two dozen -- two dozen cars hit it and had
. it was at the scene where the crash disrupted a funeral in progress. >> 5 feet that car came from us. >> reporter: a close call for a group of funeral attendees. a car crashed into the service. >> five seconds after i entered the side room we heard what we thought was a earthquake and turned around and saw the car goes through the front of the building -- go through the front of the building. >> reporter: the speed limit along the road is 40 miles an hour. the teenage driver was going over that. possibly racing the other car. >> during the course of the speed contest there my have been a lane change that may of led to it. >> reporter: it happens the service was for a freelance photographer who died from cancer. he want by the name radar and worked with a newspaper hathat covered that crash. -- newspaper that covered that crash. >> mike was the first on the scene. >> ironic. i know my brother would have been the first one there if he was still alive. >>> horrible holiday tragedy in west san jose. three people died, including a child in a fire. it broke out just after 11:00 last night inside of
in an avalanche yesterday. an explosive used to start avalanches broke a slide much higher and wider than expected. even though foster was under the snow for less than 10 minutes he died later. >>> you can track the storm any time with our high def doppler radar. >>> storm warnings are in place tonight for much of the nation's midsection. the national weather service says that some parts of upstate new york and pennsylvania could see up to 2 feet of snow creating whiteout conditions and forecasters are warning states in the gulf to brace for tornadoes. the weather is complicating travel plans for people trying to get home. airlines have delayed and canceled flights in and out of many hubs. >>> president obama is cutting his hawaiian vacation short to get back to fiscal cliff talks in washington. the country is a week away from tax increases and deep spending cuts that will be triggered without an agreement. the next move will likely fall on democratic senate leader harry reid. >>> it's a scary statistic for recent college graduates. the number of young californians with degrees working in restaura
at shooting ranges over the years but not recently. cbs reporter marly hall joins us from newtown with more on what's happening. >> reporter: good morning, michelle and brian. it's a week before christmas, and here in newtown, connecticut, many families aren't planning for the holidays but planning funerals and there are several planned in the weeks to come. it's back to school for the children of newtown, connecticut with the exception of the students of sandy hook elementary school. kenneth canfield is a fourth greater at sandy hook. he heard screaming and gunshots in the room he was in. >> it was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in monroe. >> he said he wouldn't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> reporter: for the people of newtown, the grieving continues. more funerals will be held today when james mattioli and jessica rico also laid to rest. the first two funerals were held monday when 6-year-old noah posner and jack pinto w
. michelle miller brings us up to speed. >> reporter: a half-foot of snow caused whiteouts on roads across the texas panhandle. there were near-blizzard conditions at day break in amarillo. 250 miles east, just outside oklahoma city, a 21-vehicle pile-up on interstate 40 stopped traffic for five hours. 12 people were injured. one state over in missouri, salt trucks were busy preparing the roads for expected heavy snowfall. transportation officials mark sheldon warned holiday travelers. >> certainly, those roads are slick. if you don't have to get out, please don't get out. >> reporter: the storm system caused heavy snow in the midwest, brought heavy rains and wind to the south, and shrouded the city of atlanta in fog. at least two reported tornadoes touched down in the houston area. one man was killed when a toppled tree flattened his pickup truck. by mid-afternoon, nearly 70,000 people in the houston area were without power. meteorologist david bernard says it's only going to get worse. >> this is a wide-ranging storm, as far as impacts go. there's a tornado threat in the south all the wa
do not have a lot of experience. liz? >> reporter: used to be that you went to a college, got any kind of degree, you were dwairnt teed to get an entry level position somewhere. now not the case. >> some are taking unpaid internship to get a foot in the door. >>> how about a degree seismology? an earthquake hit northeast of mall mall by as m -- milpitas. >>> a snow boarder eye tied as 49-year-old steve anderson from a small town near stuckee was found under two or three feet of snow. >> his friends, the other friends that were going to be in our group were looking for him and probing around but they didn't find him. >> reporter: officials at alpine meadow says that veteran stay patroller died. an explosive broke the slide much wider and higher than expected. >>> just getting to and from the slope was brutal. mike sugarman headed to the sierra with the goal, goal of reaching theory resort. he pulled over in heavy traffic and filed this. >> yoo there are world class ski resorts up that day. but that would require chains and four-wheel drives and lot of other cars. here at the corner
in a bank robbery. surveillance video captured a man robbing a u.s. bank on ralston avenue yesterday. the man between the ages of 25 and 35 approached the teller, demanding cash. the employee complied and the suspect ended up leaving. witnesses saw a silver sedan speeding near the bank but officers haven't determined if that car belonged to the suspect. >>> registered nurses plan to picket 21 kaiser permanente hospitals in northern california today. they are trying to draw attention to what they call inadequate staffing. kaiser officials deny that. the picket lines are scheduled from two to 6:00 this afternoon. >>> berkeley councilmembers took up the "no drone" zone issue last night. drones are unmanned aircraft used by the government to watch over u.s. ports and borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the council decided to send the issue back for a review. they will revisit the matter next year. >>> time now 10 minutes after 5:00. who is to blame for the benghazi attack? the scathing new report just
are picking up the last- minute gifts for friends, family and themselves. shoppers tell us some deals are too good to pass up. >> it was like i was not going to buy for people and then i came out and there were sales and i thought why not. >> they t looks like they hired more people just to make sure -- >> retailers are adding more employees and hours to meet the needs of shoppers. some stores have been open around the clock to accommodate the shoppers. >>> meanwhile, san bruno, shoppers enjoyed complementary gift shopping thanks to middle school. parents and students played santa's elves hoping to raise donations for the band program. >>> now, san francisco police are marking a sad anniversary. six years ago this weekend officer brian tavera was shot and killed trying to arrest a prison escapeee. through the years the department has -- escapee. throughout the years they marked the year with candlelight vigil. but this year they were invited to go in a room that bears his name. >>> and restaurant holds the annual toy drive tomorrow. drop off toys for needy kids any time from 6:00 until midnig
in class and we joked and laughed. >> investigators are digging into his gun and computer use. at lanza's home they found smashed computers. investigators hope e-mails and web searches will lead them to a possible motive for friday's massacre. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> a man is in jail after he outlined plans to copy the school massacre. 18-year-old sergio cabada of suisun city faces felony charges of making criminal threats. fairfield police got a tip he made the comments online supporting the connecticut gunman. investigators served a search warrant on his residence yesterday yesterday. they say they seized some items in order to prevent future acts of violence. >>> and students returned to class in newtown, connecticut, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard
patrols died in an avalanche during the snow safety mission yesterday. an explosive used to start avalanches broke a slide much higher and wider than expected. even though foster was under the snow for less than 10 minutes, he died later at a reno hospital. >>> you can track the storm any time with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. >>> storm warnings are in place tonight for much of the nation's mid-section. the national weather service says that some parts of upstate new york and pennsylvania could see up to two feet of snow creating whiteout conditions. forecasters are warning states by the gulf to brace for a tornado. the severe weather is complicating travel plans for people trying to get to their homes for the holidays. they canceled flights out of dallas, cleveland, and chicago. >>> president obama is cutting his hawaiian vacation short to get back to fiscal cliff talks in washington. the country is a week away from the tax increases and deep spending cuts that will be triggered without an agreement. the next move will likely fall on democrat
and if you have cd cases in your car use those as a substitute for ice scrapers this morning. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> that's a good tip, cate. thank you. >>> well, we should see all this is affecting traffic and for that we go to gianna. what's the latest? >> well, let's head to the bay bridge right now. no metering lights just yet but we are starting to see a backup now slow and go conditions as you work your way towards the toll plaza. mostly in those cash lanes. fastrak lanes are still moving okay. now, over to our maps, a couple of accidents to report. brand-new one westbound 580 at vasco blocking the middle lane of. we are seeing delays under 25 miles per hour through there as a result and that increases your drive time through the altamont pass. 26 minutes westbound 580. altamont pass to 680. 680 itself okay in certain spots through walnut creek but if you are heading south 680 at calaveras, we have reports of an accident blocking the off- ramp there. ben lomond we have downed power lines and trees down in the road. chp is on scene. there are closures in place. there is one-way traf
saturday before christmas. since the holiday falls on a tuesday, people are using the long weekend for holiday preps. >> i do think people waited a little bit. and now they're just -- ready to buy, buy, buy. >> reporter: the company visa released a survey this week saying that nearly three quarters of consumer still had holiday shopping left to do and many of them were waiting for the weekend to do it. >> a lot of good sales at the last-minute. >> reporter: why did you wait? >> because i'm a man. simple. >> really have no excuse. so -- >> reporter: and those out this weekend have an extra challenge, the on again, off again rains. >> i went yesterday, it was pouring rain. >> we watched the weather last night. and we saw that little gap coming so we thought let's take a chance and get out in the morning. >> reporter: and it depends on your perspective. >> at first day it went a little bit of rain feels good. >> reporter: most of those people don't have the time to worry about mother nature. they're keeping their eyes on the prize. >> it's a game plan man. you can't come out here not
-year-old aunt died. neighbors in daly city are heartbroken. >> he was always the one taking us to school. i would see them back and forth, coming from sports. >> kenric ng's parents and 16- year-old sister were hurt in that crash. the four people in the suv that hit the van are going to be charged with murder. >>> well, the holidays put all of us in more of a hurry, right? so some advice to everyone tonight. slow down! dr. kim on why one bay area city actually launched a campaign today to keep pedestrians safe. >> reporter: step off the curb and you take your life in your hands. the cars and trucks, the motorcycles, the bikes. the latest threat? all those little gadgets. >> it's definitely a danger. >> reporter: almost one in three pedestrians is distracted by mobile devices. and texting is particularly risky. texters took 18% longer to cross the intersection and were four times more likely to ignore the lights. >> i saw one actually almost get run over. >> reporter: but it's no laughing matter, especially in san francisco, one of the worst cities for pedestrians in the country
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